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Poster: tbrad Date: Sep 10, 2006 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead song you really, really tried to love

I notice a trend here.
All three songs you guys named off - Stella Blue, Morning Dew, and He's Gone are slow-paced, sort of mournful, nostalgic kind of songs.
I'm almost ashamed to admit that they are some of my favorite tunes - not up at the level of Dark Star or Scarlet Begonias but fairly close.
I think it's because I kind of want to feel sad when I hear the dead. All the experiences I had and all the people I knew - that all disappeared after the summer of '95 for various reasons.

Wow - didn't mean for this post to turn out this way, sorry to be the wet towel.

Dude, I just hate CC Rider. And I love the blues and I have tried to like that song.
It's Bobby's delivery. He just never pulled it off IHO.
He just doesn't have the gruffness that Pig had, and it always seemed like he was trying to channel that. Not enough whiskey and cigs.

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Poster: Yankee9 Date: Sep 10, 2006 9:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead song you really, really tried to love

I agree on CC Rider. It just drags. There are a couple of versions that are pretty good, but I wished they had combined it with Train To Cry from the get go instead of having to wait for it to happen in 89. Whenever I hear an early 80's version of CC, I start to sing Train To Cry.

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Sep 10, 2006 10:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead song you really, really tried to love

Little Red Rooster
and
Around and Around
2 Bobby show killers

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 10, 2006 10:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead song you really, really tried to love

Okay, good to know i'm not alone in my dilemma! Yeah, Stella Blue is a slow, more mournful tune, but i absolutely love songs like Morn Dew (sorry Yankee!), Bird Song, To Lay Me Down, etc. But you know, i was thinking more recently that it's possible on some future day, i may just all-of-a-sudden feel moved by Stella Blue. I mean, hey, there once was a day (long ago now) when i couldn't see any worth in certain bands or artists, but today find them ranked among my favorites. Sinatra, for one example, comes to mind. Damn, that man was the coolest singer around. And from Hoboken, my old man's stomping grounds! Just too cool.

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